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Samsung’s budget Galaxy Grand Prime Plus (2018) may have an Iris Scanner

Biometric authentication has taken on new forms in modern smartphones thanks to advancements in imaging and display technology. We now have smartphones capable of precise facial recognition like the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Apple iPhone X. We are also getting smartphones with in-display fingerprint sensors like the Vivo NEX and Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. Meanwhile,...

Native Support for Iris Scanners is finally coming to Android

Biometric authentication may not be as secure as pins or passwords, but its convenience is a big selling point for many consumers. The extremely quick fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus flagships has been praised almost universally, but lately companies have been gravitating towards facial recognition technology as an alternative. For instance, there's the OnePlus 5T and...

Samsung Officially Launches the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition in Korea

Many Samsung die-hards would claim that the Galaxy Note 7 was one of the best devices of its year. Despite Samsung recalling the device over incidents of exploding batteries, many customers still held onto the device and refused to part ways. Samsung eventually had to push out several updates to kill off charging and telephony,...

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is Rebranded the Galaxy Note 7 FE, Coming to South Korea on July 7th

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last year, you likely already know about the issues Samsung has had with the Galaxy Note 7. What initially seemed like a teething process for a new smartphone quickly turned into something the company wishes they could have avoided. This resulted in Samsung having to pull...

Samsung Preparing to Launch The Galaxy Note 8 in September for €999

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have opened up to a great response from reviewers and the general public alike. Many have praised Samsung for the design as the S8 looks beautiful with its Infinity Display, and Samsung has ensured the best of components for the insides as well. The end result was a product that...

Samsung Changed Their Brand Marketing Strategy After the Galaxy Note 7 Debacle

The Galaxy Note 7 battery issue that Samsung faced last year was something that impacted just about every aspect of their mobile division. Many hoped that it was going to be fixed very quickly but sadly it didn't work out that way. The company is actually going to attempt to re-release the device this year...

Galaxy Note FE May Be Released On July 7 with Samsung’s Bixby

Samsung is planning to sell the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 models soon, according to the South Korean technology portal etnews. Reports suggest that it will be called the Galaxy Note FE or "Fan Edition" and it may cost over $600. Saying that the Galaxy Note 7 was a failure is an understatement. Samsung's no-compromise flagship might...

Samsung Planning to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note 7R in South Korea by June

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will go down in the history books as the flagship whose popularity blew up in its face when it hit the market (okay, enough with the exploding jokes!) Despite some impressive hardware, the fatal flaw on the Note 7 was the tendency of some of its units to catch fire, which eventually...

Samsung Sets Principles of Recycling Returned Galaxy Note 7’s Ahead of Galaxy S8 Announcement

If you were watching Samsung's Mobile World Congress 2017 live stream, you might have witnessed a protester come on stage during Samsung Electronics Europe's Chief Marketing Officer's, David Lowes, opening statement. The protester accomplished their purpose as they got Mr. Lowes to respond, "I think you've made your point".The incident at the time was not...

Samsung to Completely Disable Charging on Remaining Unreturned Galaxy Note 7’s

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus hogging the limelight with their leaks, everyone in the world has moved on from the debacle of the Galaxy Note 7. Almost everyone in the world, apparently. According to a report originating from South Korea, Samsung has received 97% of the Galaxy Note 7's sold in South Korea....

Report: Samsung To Launch Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 With a Smaller Battery

A new report coming out of South Korea suggests Samsung is considering selling refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's flagship phablet which the company had to discontinue last year due to dangerous battery failures. Last month, Samsung released its investigative report regarding the Galaxy Note 7's battery fiasco. In which the company blamed the...

[Update: U.S. too] Samsung to cut WiFi, Bluetooth & Cellular Connectivity of the Note 7 in Canada

To this day, there are still customers who insist on keeping their Samsung Galaxy Note 7, despite knowing the risks. Samsung has been continuously taking steps in an attempt to force people to abide by the recall. We've covered the explosiveness of this phone in depth here at XDA, so it shouldn't be of any surprise...